Give thanks this Thanksgiving holiday weekend by visiting Oregon’s wine country! Wineries throughout the entire state throw open their doors to visitors this weekend. To help you plan your day (or days) out wine tasting, we’ve pulled together a list of just some of our favorites wineries, their fees and anything special they’re doing.
J.L. Kiff Vineyard
13546 NW Willis Road
Pouring their wines along with Denison Cellars out on their tasting veranda (be sure to bring your coat) both Saturday and Sunday, November 26-27 from 11-4pm. Their $15 tasting fee will be waived with a 4 can donation to the Oregon Food Bank. Save 20% off at 12 bottle purchase using holiday season case discount!
Bells Up Winery
27895 NE Bell Road
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25, 26 & 27, the winery will have light nibbles and wines available to taste and buy from 12-4pm. Their $15 tasting fee will be waived with a purchase of $75+. Prepare to cozy up with a snuggly Bells Up blanket and check out the construction progress on their new view deck.
1326 N Hwy 99W
Taste their new releases and pink bubbles Friday through Sunday, November 25, 26, 27! The flagship flight is $10 & reserve flight is $25. Their tasting room is right off the highway with plenty of parking.
3635 Bethel Heights Road NW
Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, taste the Bjornson wines alongside Helioterra and Mahonia Vineyard. Winery doors will be open 11-5pm all three days and their tasting fee is $15. As you drive in, you can’t miss the new tasting room entrance, still under construction.
9360 SE Eola Hills Road
Dog-friendly Grochau Cellars will be hosting guest winemakers of Vincent Wines and Upper Five Vineyards on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25, 26 and 27 from 12-5pm. Try more than a dozen wines and seasonal fare for their $15 tasting fee.
10404 SW Mt Adams Drive
Don’t want to venture all the way down to the valley? Rarely open to the public, visit the Fullerton tasting room, located in Beaverton, from 11-5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25, 26 and 27. Taste Pinot noir and Chardonnay with gourmet cheeses.
Sineann (at Lady Hill Winery)
8400 Champoeg Road
Open 11-5pm on Friday and Saturday, November 25 & 26, Sineann will be pouring wines made from 5 different regions; Willamette Valley, Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Marlborough and Central Otago New Zealand. Tasting fee is $10. Lady Hill Winery’s brand new tasting room will also be open over the weekend from 11-5pm all three days.
258 North Kutch Street
You know you need more bubbly in your life! Kramer Vineyard’s downtown Carlton tasting room will be pouring their newly released Brut Sparkling wine, along with their Müller-Thurgau and several other more common varieties from 11-5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25, 26 & 27. Food pairings and wine flights included with a $15 tasting fee.
Tendril Wine Cellars
3500 NW Bridge Farmer Road
Owner/winemaker Tony Rynders will be hosting seated tastings on Friday and Saturday, November 25 & 26 from 11-4pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged so call 503.858.4524 to book your seat. Tasting fee is $20.
Please be sure to pace yourself while wine tasting or consider spitting your wine. Although not all wineries like it, sharing your flight with someone else is also a great way to control your alcohol intake. The Winerabblers want you to have a good time AND get home safely!
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